Monday, October 24, 2016

Nourishing Meals - Book Review

Nourishing Meals gives you 365 recipes that will have your whole family eating healthier in no time. They are all whole foods based and Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Soy-Free dishes. This book is huge with over 500 pages. It will take me some time to get through it all. I've skimmed through it a few times and am slowly working my way from the beginning. I've already marked a few recipes though.

I really like the fact that so many of the recipes are for a larger family. That makes me happy! I know it's not a big deal to double a recipe but it's nice when you don't have to. I do wish the pictures were right next to the recipes though. This book has them all together in a section in the middle of the book. Not really that big of a deal since this book is pretty awesome otherwise.

We don't have any food allergies in our family thank goodness but I am trying to get us more into whole foods eating most of the time. We're a work in progress.This book really has it all and I feel like it's doable. I definitely recommend this book if you are looking to eat healthier.

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* I received this book from Blogging For Books for this review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bristle Dartboard

We've been having a great time with this GameRoomGo Bristle Dartboard Set. The dartboard is made with quality bristle and classic look. It is very sturdy and actually weighs a bit over 9 lbs.

6 darts included, 3 USA & 3 England

It's been really nice the last several days so the boys have actually been taking it outside to play. We don't leave it outside though. Once it gets too cold we will hang it up in the house or garage. The darts stick easily into the board. Nothing has split or cracked. It's really a fun game for the whole family.

You can find this Bristle Dartboard on Amazon. It'd make for a great Christmas gift for someone - even yourself. :)

* I received this item free for this review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Shape Logic by ThinkFun

We love games from ThinkFun! They make so many fun games that really give your brain a good workout.

Shape Logic is a single player game for ages 8 to adult. It has 20 puzzle pieces, 10 blue & 10 green. They are made of a hard plastic material. It comes with 50 challenge cards with solutions. These are held together with a little ring so they stay in order. It also includes a Game-Go Bag so you can keep everything together and take it anywhere easily.

Puzzle pieces. The green looks a bit yellow in this photo.They do look green in real life.

The goal of the game is to combine the blue and green pieces to create two identical shapes. Each of the 50 challenge cards shows you which pieces to use. There are five levels in the challenge cards which range from beginner to genius. 

Challenge card

Solution card

We've really enjoyed single play and also working together figuring these challenges out. Some in the family can quickly figure certain ones out while others take a bit longer. That is what is so great about this style of game though. You can do it at your own pace or if you have two working together they see things differently so it works out. We are still working our way through the challenges so will enjoy getting the cobwebs out of our brains. Well, mostly my brain.   :)

Shape Logic comes with a Game-Go Bag so you can take it anywhere.

You can find Shape Logic on Amazon. Be sure to check out the ThinkFun website too for all their other fun games.

* I received this game for free for this review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Cuba! - Book Review

Cuba! Recipes and Stories From the Cuban Kitchen is a vibrant book full of beautiful pictures. It has more than 75 recipes and interesting stories from the past 5 years the authors have been visiting Cuba and working on this book.

The layout of the book is great. The recipes are easy to follow. I love the stories mixed in with the recipes. I also like that they used pictures of the Cuban people and not themselves. Captions to go along with some of the photos would have been nice though. The food pictures are excellent.

Overall this is a very enjoyable book. It has a nice variety of recipes from basic to high end restaurant offerings. A few favorite sections of mine: Basic Training- includes all the basics like rice & beans, yuca fries, fried plantains, chicken & fish stocks. The dessert section is wonderful! I mean the Coconut Tres Leches Cake sounds so good. I know my boys will be happy they've included a recipe for churros. I also thought the two page spread about Earnest Hemingway was a nice addition.

* I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.